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Thursday the 14th of March, 2019
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MILLENNIAL SLANG (WOKE)

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Happy Thursday, Daily Vitamin readers! I hope you're having a nice week and that you are enjoying our "Millennial" Slang theme.

Today’s word is: WOKE

Definition: An adjective to describe someone who is aware of the racial and social issues in their community or the world. (In non-slang English, "woke" is the past-tense form of the verb "wake".)

Typically, one does not refer to themselves as "WOKE." (It's strange to announce that you are socially aware because it sounds pretentious.) This is a word that is normally used to describe other people. It has origins in African-American slang. 

Example 1: At the end of his speech, the activist urged us to "Stay woke."

Example 2: My uncle is a professor of Sociology and he studies racial inequality. He's pretty woke

That's all for today. Have a great day!



Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019
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MILLENNIAL SLANG (SALTY)

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Welcome back, everyone! I hope your week is going well. 

Today we continue with our "Millennial" Slang theme.

Today we are looking at the word SALTY. No, with this slang version of this word we do not mean to describe something that has too much salt; in slang, SALTY means something else entirely. 

Definition: When someone is mean or upset, usually over something unimportant.

Example 1: Why are you being so salty today? Did something happen?

Example 2: After she found out that she didn’t get the job, she acted salty all day. 

Example 3: My brother is always salty after his basketball team loses. 

That's all for today. I hope you don't have to deal with anyone salty today!



Tuesday the 12th of March, 2019
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MILLENNIAL SLANG (HUNDO)

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Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday to you. Are you ready for our second lesson on "Millennial" Slang?

Today's word is HUNDO.

Definition: Slang for "one hundred" or a one-hundred dollar/euro/etc. bill. 

Example 1: He paid me a hundo to help him move. 

Example 2: I'll drive you to the airport at 3:00 AM... for a hundo

That's all for today's lesson! Tomorrow we will look at another "millennial" slang word.

Have a great day!



Monday the 11th of March, 2019
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MILLENNIAL SLANG (EXTRA)

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Hello, everyone! Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin. How was your weekend? I hope it went well.

This week's theme is Millennial Slang. These are words that many native English speakers from the millennial generation say. Most originated in the United States, but because of the internet, many of these slang words are now used throughout the world. 

Our first word is EXTRA. You probably know the meaning of this word, but in slang, EXTRA means something different. 

Definition: Someone who is trying too hard or doing too much; a situation in which things are over-the-top or extravagant.  

Example 1: This party is so extra. This must have cost them tens of thousands of euros.

Example 2: You've already finished all of your homework for the month? You're so extra

Example 3: That girl at the party was so loud, and her clothes were so... sparkly. She was very extra

Have you heard anyone use this word before? It's a fun one. There seem to be a lot of EXTRA people on the internet these days. ;-)

Tomorrow we will look at another "Millennial" slang word. Have a great day!



Friday the 08th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (A SHOT AT SOMETHING)

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is our last day of this week's theme, Idioms Through Songs. Today we are looking at Justin Bieber’s "Sorry" and the idiom A SHOT AT (SOMETHING)

Lyrics: I just need one more shot at forgiveness.

Definition: A try or attempt. 

Example 1: I need one more shot at trying to get them to buy the house. I know I can make the sale. 

Example 2: Let's take one more shot at fixing the car. If this doesn't work, we can try another plan. 

You can listen to the song at the following link, and you will find the lyrics below the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRh_vgS2dFE

That's all for this week. We hope you enjoyed learning new idioms through songs. Have a great weekend!